MMRC Exoskeleton Pilot Program

Since 2017, The Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at The University of Hong Kong has launched a pilot program to examine the optimal treatment strategies for spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

 

One major component of this pilot program involves the trial use of powered robotic exoskeletons as a means of rehabilitation for spinal injured patients. As of 2020, approximately 1000 sessions of exoskeleton training have been performed for clinical service, research, and community projects. 

 

The program was generously supported by the Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation.

Head of Prosthetics and Orthotics at MMRC Mr. Terrence Kwong joins allied health professionals at MMRC for a demo session on exoskeleton paraplegic walking (Ekso GT device). 

The MMRC Pilot Scheme on Power Robotic Exoskeletons for spinal cord injury was demonstrated in the 2018 HKCEC Book Fair 

A major facet of the pilot program for advancing spinal cord injury treatment and rehabilitation involves enhancing public awareness. Be it book fairs, TED talks, or public lectures, over the past two years the HKU team has been a staunch advocate for SCI patients.

Professor Kenneth Cheung and Champion Rock Climber Lai Chi Wai present the poignant life story of spinal cord injury recovery in the 2018 TEDxHKU (link in photo)

Maclehose Medical Rehabilitation Centre is our dedicated SCI rehabilitation hospital

Click on the video to hear directly from patients who have benefitted from our pilot programs

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